Quick Update. I had an appointment with my surgeon to discuss post-op stuff and get surgical staples removed. He felt the surgery was perfection except for the discovery of a few affected lymph nodes that got missed. He seemed kind of down about that. So it's just wait and see with the lymph nodes. Hopefully, they will just remiss.
This wound is the entry point for the chest tube and by far the most painful. It keeps me from lying on my side. It's kind of like a bullet wound as explained by the surgeon. It will heal over time.